"He was very kind to the Haitians, he was very eloquent to them, and he was the first president to (have) ever visited Haitians, and he said he was going to be the champion of Haitians", Haitian-American Georges Sami Saati said. All were immigration hardliners: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, North Carolina Sen.
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Georgia Sen.
Lawmakers are under a March 5 deadline to write legislation to fix the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. "He said those hate-filled words".
"There is a serious need for dialogue between the US administration and the African countries".
Durbin explained they were in the US because they had been "the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval". "The largest group's El Salvadoran, the second is Honduran and the third is Haitian". The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. We have Haitians who are driving cabs all throughout this country.
Critics of the president blasted the vulgar comments made in the Oval Office.. "But I've never met a Haitian who isn't strong". These are black people.
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Namibia on Saturday added its voice to the chorus of complaints, saying the president's language had "no place in diplomatic discourse" and was "contrary to the norms of civility and human progress".
Jackson says he looks forward to proving additional details at a White House briefing Tuesday. Not just once, but repeatedly.
That was the nature of this conversation. "But for him to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage, and I respect him for it", Durbin said. When you speak about chain migration, it hurts them personally. "He said, 'Oh, that's a good line'".
I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.
On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow called Trump an "openly racist president". Diaz-Balart issued a statement that did not acknowledge or refute the president's "sh*thole" remarks. "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs".
Trump says Friday: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".
There was no mention at that time of the language that sources said Trump had used, details of which were soon leaked. "As a grandson of immigrants I believe that immigrants add greatly to American life and culture".